BLUF: Could anyone here recommend a professional manner to handle another person assuming credit for my work?
My boss emails me questions on how to handle certain situations or what procedure would I recommend for this that and the other. Then, she removes my name out of my reply and forwards it on word for word under her name to her supervisors and other departments. As if she came up with these great ideas on her own.
I've only found out about it because it happens that sometimes people will reply to all and copy me in, as some of these topics involve my particular niche, at which time I realize she's been passing my strategies off as her own.
I've also seen her passing around documents and reporting tools that I've built as her own creation.
I get it that we're on the same team, and my quality work is good for the company, and a successful company is good for my continued employment. In addition, she's my boss, so I can't exactly tell her to go figure it out for herself. But something about this habit seems ... wrong.
I don't feel right going around or over her to complain about it. I *really* don't want to sacrifice my professionalism to try play her game (I'd probably fail anyways).
The most professional way to handle this that I can come up with is peer feedback, but I'm not sure how to do so with a smile. Cuz, I'm not. Smiling about this, that is.